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Oxford United 3-0 AFC Wimbledon

Wes Thomas scored a brilliant centre-forward's goal as Oxford United carried on from where they left off last week by beating AFC Wimbledon at the Kassam Stadium.

Playing on his own up front, Thomas took Jack Payne's pass in his stride after 12 minutes and bamboozled the Dons' two centre-halves before firing a low left-footed drive past goalkeeper George Long from 18 yards.

Thomas had also opened the scoring for Oxford in their stunning 4-1 win at Peterborough the previous Saturday.

The U's made it two when James Henry's right-wing cross was just too high for Thomas, but Brazilian left-back Ricardinho lashed the ball home for his first goal for the club.

Substitute Xemi Fernandez made it 3-0 from close range with five minutes remaining, following up after Long saved Henry's drive.

Cody McDonald saw his header tipped over the bar by Simon Eastwood but Dons ended well beaten and have now gone four league games without a win on the bounce.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 5Nelson
  • 30Mousinho
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 17Henry
  • 14Ruffels
  • 8Ledson
  • 18Rothwell
  • 10PayneSubstituted forMowattat 71'minutes
  • 9ThomasSubstituted forvan Kesselat 67'minutesSubstituted forFernández Codinaat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Williamson
  • 6Martin
  • 13Shearer
  • 19Fernández Codina
  • 27Mowatt
  • 31Roberts
  • 39van Kessel

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 5Nightingale
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 7Francomb
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forForresterat 45+2'minutes
  • 14Trotter
  • 17Barcham
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forKajaat 78'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forCharlesat 61'minutes
  • 33Taylor

Substitutes

  • 6Robinson
  • 11Forrester
  • 21Kaja
  • 23Kennedy
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan
  • 32Charles
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
7,241

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 3, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Oxford United).

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 3, AFC Wimbledon 0. Xemi (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Oxford United).

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Oxford United).

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Xemi replaces Gino van Kessel because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Egli Kaja replaces Tom Soares.

Christian Ribeiro (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Alex Mowatt replaces Jack Payne.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon).

Christian Ribeiro (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Mousinho (Oxford United).

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Gino van Kessel replaces Wes Thomas.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon).

Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Payne (Oxford United).

Foul by Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon).

Ricardinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Darius Charles replaces Cody McDonald.

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon).

Jack Payne (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Oxford United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury129301881030
2Wigan129122271528
3Bradford128222213926
4Rotherham127052213921
5Peterborough116232217520
6Charlton116231915420
7Blackburn10613158719
8Scunthorpe12543127519
9Fleetwood116142019119
10Oxford Utd125342114718
11Blackpool115331613318
12Bristol Rovers126062323018
13MK Dons125251215-317
14Southend124441722-516
15Portsmouth114251514114
16Walsall123541621-514
17Doncaster123361515012
18Rochdale122551014-411
19Oldham113171726-910
20Bury112361217-59
21Wimbledon12237514-99
22Northampton12228822-148
23Gillingham11146615-97
24Plymouth12129821-135
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